Admissions and Hours
$9.75 - per person
Children Under 12 Months: FREE
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Labor Day - Memorial Day
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Family Farm Day
May 20th 9am-12pm
Oink, moo, bahh, neigh, IT'S FAMILY FARM DAY!
Our animal friends are BACK and will be joining the Museum for our furriest event of the year. Featuring farm animals to pet, DIY butter, and so much more! Dig out your best overalls, get your face painted, and get a feel for the farm life at your favorite Children's Museum!
June 23rd and 24th 9 am- 12 pm
Join us for the messiest fun you can imagine! Celebrate International Mud Month at our annual MUD DAY event! Squish, stomp, and slide in the mud, make mud pies in our mud kitchen, explore Magic Mud and other new gooey concoctions. The mission of International Mud Month is to connect children to the joy of playing in nature; come see how we put our own Children’s Museum spin on playing in the mud! Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes. We'll have a rinsing area to clean off.
Dive Into Reading Book Drive
July 1st-July 31st
For the first time ever, we are pairing up with Winter Park for a school supplies drive! Throughout the month we will be collecting pens, pencils, markers, and any new school supplies to donate. Winter Park provides all of their students with new school supplies at the beginning of the year and we want to help! Bring any new school supplies in and receive a discount off your daily admission!
Art Fun in August
August 12th 9-12
Van Gogh? Picasso? Monet? Be inspired by famous artists today! Join us as we get creative with different art mediums. Come to the Children’s Museum of Wilmington for art fun that the whole family can enjoy!
Heroes and Heroines
Sept 17th 9am-12pm
Blam! Pow! Smash! These will be all the words the kids will be hearing throughout our Heroes and Heroines event! All of our games and activities will feature superpowers, good guys, and villains! Join us while we dress up and play our favorite heroes’ games!
October 21st 9-12
Celebrate the changing seasons and falling leaves at our Fall Festival. Fall crafts, face painting, treats, and a bounce house! You don’t want to miss out on the family fun!
November 19th 9-12
Did you miss making colorful slime on New Years Noon or enjoying paleo pudding at Dino Day? Join us on Museum Mashup when we rewind the year and visit some of our favorite museum activities! Our staff will pick our most popular stations from all of our 2017 monthly events for one huge day of activities! We're going back in time to celebrate the best of the best!
Polar Express Day
Dec 16th 9am-12pm
All Aboard the Polar Express! Join us in your Jammies for our 3rd annual Polar Express day! We will have hot chocolate, Story Time, holiday crafts, letters to Santa, Train rides and so much more! Each child will receive a special believe bell while supplies last! You won’t want to miss this magical event! Free with Anytime & ACM membership or general admission.
Kids Cooking Club Program on WECT
Click the title above to check out The Children's Museum of Wilmington on WECT News to learn about our DELICIOUS Kids Cooking Club program with our Director of Art and Early Childhood Education, Mary Ellen!
2017 Membership Benefits
Children's Museum Partners with Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium
Museum Members will now receive HALF OFF admission to our Ocean Isle partners, the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. We also offer half off admission to members of these locations at the Children's Museum of Wilmington. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. For more information on the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Ingram Planetarium, visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call (910) 579-1016.
Children's Museum Partners with Memories of a Child
We are thrilled to announce that the we are partnering with Memories of a Child to bring discounts and incentives to our visitors and members! Below is our current promotion, check back for more offers!
Show us your Memories of a Child receipt and receive 10% off your admission total.
Bring your CMoW receipt to Memories of a Child and receive 10% off your purchase
* * Must be redeemed within a week of the date listed on the receipt * *